Old Age Pensions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 26th March 1942.

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The following Question stood upon the Order Paper in the name of Mr. MATHERS:

77. To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether consideration has been given to the representations made to him by the county council of Lanarkshire in respect of supplementary allowances to old age pensioners; and whether he is in a position to make any statement regarding the proposals submitted from the conference held on 7th March?

Photo of Mr George Mathers Mr George Mathers , Linlithgowshire

May I point out that this Question was originally addressed to the Prime Minister, owing to more than Scotland being involved?

Mr. Johnston:

I have been asked to reply. I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the resolution, conveyed by letter dated 20th March, which was passed by the Conference of Public Assistance Authorities in Scotland at their meeting in Glasgow on 7th March. The resolution was received by me on 23rd March. It is receiving urgent attention, and a reply will be sent as soon as possible.

Photo of Mr George Buchanan Mr George Buchanan , Glasgow Gorbals

Will the Minister see that his reply is made public, or at least made available to some of us who are interested in this matter?